Examples of translation in a Sentence
She is working on a translation of the novel.
a new translation of the Iliad
There were English translations on the menu.
the translation of economic power into political strength
Recent Examples of translation from the Web
British merchants called this stretch the Bogue—an adaptation of the Portuguese translation of Humen: Boca do Tigre, or Tiger’s Mouth.
Our list this week also includes a new translation of Homer’s epic by Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate the work into English.
Hus’s followers had made a translation of the Bible that was as important to their language as Luther’s would be to German.
But even though city dignitaries cut the ribbon last year, something got lost in translation.
The troupe also has chosen to make use of a translation of the work for Broadway by theater critic Michael Feingold, a text Skiba described as blunter and more shocking.
In 1816, there was little in the area to attract settlers, with the exception of a tumble-down cabin named for a Cherokee Indian called Chief Bear Meat, a translation of his native name.
The Medusalike hair, for example, makes for a very interesting translation into integers such as dots, fingerprints, diagonal lines, or chunks of pulp paper.
If Roman Polanski, Lars von Trier and Hieronymus Bosch were to collaborate on a fresh translation of the Bible, the result might be half as feverishly inspired.
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First Known Use of translation
TRANSLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of translation for English Language Learners
: words that have been changed from one language into a different language : words that have been translated
: the act or process of translating something into a different language
: the act or process of changing something from one form to another
TRANSLATION Defined for Kids
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